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Salman Rushdie: Touchstones with Razia Iqbal

Touchstones is a new series in which creative people talk about works of literature, art, places or objects that give them solace or inspiration. In this episode we were joined by Salman Rushdie, award-winning novelist and author of Midnight’s Children and Quichotte.

Touchstones is a new series in which creative people talk about works of literature, art, places or objects that give them solace or inspiration. In each episode the guest talks us through the touchstones that provide them with inspiration, hold particular emotional meaning or are simply compelling objects or works of art that they return to time and again. In this episode we were joined by Salman Rushdie, award-winning novelist and author of Midnight’s Children and Quichotte.

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Speakers

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Salman Rushdie

Award-winning novelist


Author of fourteen novels, including Midnight’s Children, which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981, Shame, The Satanic Verses, and The Golden House. His book Midnight’s Children was named the Best of the Booker – the best winner in the award’s 40 year history – by a public vote. His fourteenth novel, Quichotte, was published by Vintage in August 2019.
Chair

Razia Iqbal

BBC journalist and broadcaster


One of the main presenters of Newshour, the flagship international news and current affairs programme on BBC World Service radio. She also regularly presents The World Tonight on Radio 4.

 

Speakers are subject to change.